New Parts on the Cruiser

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    Hey guys, just wanted to share some work I've been doing. I got new handlebars from a spare bike, a Sturmey Archer XFD front drum brake on a 26" Husky (12guage spokes), Pirate Cycles ported intake and hub adapter with 38T sprocket. I still have some work to do, however..

    My fork is too big for the bracket that came with the drum brake so I'll need to make my own or get a springer fork. Next, when I took off the sprocket and rag clamp that was originally on the bike I found it had broken a few spokes, I'm getting the hub re-spoked. Still to come is a SBP expansion chamber exhaust, headlight and taillight, possible modification of the fenders.

    (Tires were just thrown on there, still need new ones after my blowout last year)

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    you can use a good quality hose-clamp for your brake arm (the springer is a very good idea too )
    you will love the X-FD :)
    I have over 10k miles on mine and the shoes still look new !!! (^)
     

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    Thanks for the info, Bill. I'm really excited to use it, I ordered that hub and rim combo because someone said it would be a good idea to match my retro theme. Only after that did I read about Sturmey Archer's outstanding track record and how rare these hubs apparently are. It's sure to have all of the stopping power I need.
     
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    You might also want to tighten that chain! ;)
     
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    Haha thanks man, but neither chain in those pictures is hooked up and ready to go. I'll be removing a link or two in the motor chain. I guess I jumped the gun a little bit posting pictures-wise; I should have waited until it was all done.

    FinFan, thanks for the advice! I'll be using some chromed tube. The copper looks great!

    EDIT: Is it okay to bend the brake arm toward my fork a little or should I leave it as is?
     
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